Review: Denon RCD-N7 Network CD Receiver with AirPlay packs a lot of functionality into a compact package
20 October 2011
Excerpt: (1 items) Denon's $600 RCD-N7 —also known as the RCD-N7 Network Ready Receiver/CD Wi-Fi Network Streaming AM/FM/CD Player With Integrated iPod Dock—is a small, powerful device for managing audio from just about any source that comes in your choice of white or black. In addition to an iPhone/iPod dock, a CD player, and an AM/FM tuner, the RCD-N7 can stream audio—via Wi-Fi or ethernet—from Internet radio, several online music services, and, thanks to integrated AirPlay ,...
Pros: Compact size, Supports AirPlay, Pandora, Napster, and Rhapsody, Impressive variety of audio-source options
Cons: Frustrating to type in usernames and passwords, Limited on-board controls, Initial wireless setup a bit finnicky
Excerpt: This Denon has a lot in common with the Marantz Melody Media M-CR603 – there’s a black version, too. The fascia’s been rearranged somewhat and the disc drawer has gone all rounded at the edges, but the display and menu system is the same and the remote is identical but for the finish. The spec sheet is almost identical, too, with a few notable exceptions: the CEOL lacks the Marantz’s DAB tuner (there’s FM/AM plus internet radio) and second set of speaker outputs, but you...
Pros: Great looks and build, integrated iPod dock, fluid sound with lovely midrange, built-in wi-fi